Another feature that comes with an iOS 16 upgrade for supported iPhones is the new battery percent display that first showed up in an iOS 16 beta. This feature basically lets you look at the battery''s charge status without having to swipe down the Control Center on iPhones that have the TrueDepth camera and the display notch. It turns out that not all iPhone users can take advantage of this feature.
The iOS 16 operating system is available for a long list of iPhones (starting from the iPhone 8), but it turns out that not all of them will receive all of them. The new battery percentage display that is located at the right of the TrueDepth camera system, which is now displayed inside the display notch, which is easy to look at instead of swiping down the Control Center.
Apple has indicated in a support document that not all iPhone models will support the battery percentage display. In its support document, Apple states that the new battery percentage display is not available on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, the iPhone 12, and the most recent iPhone 13 mini as well. It does not provide any information on why it is not possible to include the feature to these iPhone models.
The new battery percentage display is a popular iOS 16, but the way it displays the percentage can be tricky to read, given that the new indicator only includes the percentage inside the battery icon rather than next to it, like on previous models, and in the Control Center. After the battery gets to 20 percent, the icon remains partially filled.
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This is quite different from how Android smartphones display battery status, which usually have the battery icon that''s filled to show how much battery life is left along with the percentage shown next to it.